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London 2012 Olympics: Today's must-watch TV guide (August 3)

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Forget about all that handball, shooting and table tennis stuff you've become addicted to over the past week. Today, the Games enter the Olympic Stadium and we've got a flurry of events where we actually know the rules.

Digital Spy guides you through the day's action with a quick overview of the best bits on the box.

Jessica Ennis's time to shine!

Great Britian's Jessica Ennis

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She's been the covergirl and face for Team GB in all the build-up to the Games, but don't let the washboard stomach and glamour shoots fool you - Jessica Ennis is much more than a pretty face. A serious contender for the gold medal in the heptathlon, make sure you check out her first day of action in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m on day one. The action kicks off at 10am on BBC One.

Beach Volleyball mania!

London 2012 Beach Volleyball venue at Horse Guards Parade

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The stunning Horse Guard's Parade arena has been the surprise hit from week one at the Olympics. Initially, the Beach Volleyball generated sniggers and the focus was more on how small the bikinis were than the points being scored. But fans and viewers lured in by the promise of flesh have come away addicted to a sport which is just as captivating, tense and competitive as any other in the Games. Check out the Last-16 matches on BBC Olympic 3 from 8.55am.

Rebecca Adlington swimming for gold

Team GB's poolside action has been building up to this moment all week. Rebecca Adlington skipped the relay earlier this week and only claimed a bronze in the 400m, but tonight's race is her strongest event and the whole country will be cheering every stroke. Lotte Friis and Katie Ledecky will probably be the toughest competition. The race starts at 7.45pm on BBC One.

Rebecca Adlington Olympic gold medal London 2012

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Best of the Rest

Yet more action from the Velodrome and Team GB's awesome pedal-bashers. Victoria Pendleton is the one to watch in the women's keirin - she won the gold medal back in Beijing. Cycling coverage starts at 4pm on BBC One.

Katherine Grainger is a three-time silver medal winner for Team GB. Scream and throw things at the telly to make sure she goes one better in her final Games today. Her final with Anna Watkins is at 12.10pm on BBC One.

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